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保留 bǎoliú:  Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 5

保留 (bǎoliú) English Meaning

  • to preserve
  • to maintain
  • to retain
  • to continue to have
  • to reserve
  • reservation
  • to hold back (approval or acceptance)

Traditional Characters:  保留

+ is only found in HSK 5.

+ forms words in:

HSK 1, HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to see them all.

+ forms words in:

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Sample Sentences

  • 我要保留这些债券,它们会十分看涨的。
    Wǒ yào bǎoliú zhèxiē zhàiquàn, tāmen huì shífēn kànzhǎng de.
    I should hold on to those bonds; they’ll appreciate considerably.
  • 委员会一些成员对这项提议持保留态度。
    Wěiyuánhuì yīxiē chéngyuán duì zhè xiàng tíyì chí bǎoliú tàidù.
    Some members of the committee expressed reservations about the proposal.
  • 商店答应,倘若我付定金就给我保留这批货。
    Shāngdiàn dāyìng, tǎngruò wǒ fù dìngjīn jiù gěi wǒ bǎoliú zhè pī huò.
    The shop promised to keep the goods for me if I paid a deposit.
  • 我们为在村中保留一所学校这一权利进行请愿。
    Wǒmen wèi zài cūn zhōng bǎoliú yī suǒ xuéxiào zhè yī quánlì jìnxíng qǐngyuàn.
    We’re petitioning for our right to keep a school in our village.
  • 在我回来之前请你为我保留我在这个长队里的位置。
    Zài wǒ huílái zhīqián qǐng nǐ wèi wǒ bǎoliú wǒ zài zhège cháng duì lǐ de wèizhì.
    Please keep my place in line until I come back.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

HSK 4 bao 3

保 (bǎo): to defend; to protect; to keep; to guarantee; to ensure

  •  (rén): man
  •  (dāi): foolish; stupid; expressionless; blank; to stay

留 (liú): to leave (a message, etc.); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve

  • (mǎo): mortise (slot cut into wood to receive a tenon); 4th earthly branch: 5-7 a.m., 2nd solar month (6th March-4th April), year of the Rabbit
  • (tián): field

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 保

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 留

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

  • 留(liú): to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve; to leave (e.g. a message)

HSK 5 Word List

  • 保留(bǎo liú): to preserve; to maintain; to retain; to continue to have; to reserve; reservations; to hold back (approval or acceptance)

HSK 6 Word List

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